Patrick W. “Pat” Murray has been a Partner with SMT Legal since 2009. Pat has worked in the legal industry since 2002, working at some of the top law firms in the region. His professional reputation for success has led to an award-winning career, during which he has been honored to have been selected as both a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star and Pennsylvania Super Lawyer across multiple years, including every year since 2016. His case results achieved for his clients also landed him recognition in the nation’s Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Beyond his civil litigation accomplishments, Pat has represented clients through real estate transactions and closings. In addition to being an attorney with real estate experience, he is also a founding member of 24/7 Settlement Services, which provides both residential and commercial real estate closing services in the area. He initially concentrated his practice in the area of civil litigation defense for transportation companies which included major trucking and railroad companies and expanded his practice to include a variety of areas within civil defense before transitioning to represent injury victims and the family members of wrongful death victims.

Pat graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies in 2000. Subsequently, He earned his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 2003. During law school, Pat served as Associate Comment Editor of the Law Review.

In addition to the aforementioned awards, Pat has also been included among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, the Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, the Top 100 Plaintiff Civil Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and as a Top Car Accident Attorney and Top Contributor for Avvo, which also awarded him the Client’s Choice Award. Of his work and professional reputation, his peers say he “strives to always represent clients the best way possible,” is “a brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community,” and that he “consistently achieves superior results and his advice is always practical and on point.”

Pat is a member of the Allegheny County Bar AssociationPennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Land and Title Association, and a President’s Club Member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He serves his beloved community by volunteering with organizations including Shaler Area Little League, Shaler Area Elementary Basketball Association, Blessed Trinity Academy, the Shlaer Township Civil Service Commission, and Stack-Up, a military veteran’s charity. He lives in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.

5 Stars Stars - SMT Legal Stars - SMT Legal
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003
    • Associate Comment Editor, Law Review
    • Participant in moot court and ADR competitions
  • Point Park University, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, 2000
    • Dean’s List
    • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
    • Baseball
    • Flag Football
  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Ohio, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
    • President’s Club Member
  • Pennsylvania Land and Title Association
  • American Bar Association
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, 2022 – 2023
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2016 – 2022
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014
  • Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 Plaintiff Civil Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015 – 2016
  • Top Car Accident Attorney, Avvo, 2014
  • Top Contributor, Avvo, 2014
  • Client’s Choice Award, Avvo, 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Rated, 2014 – Present

SMT Legal
2009 – Present

24-7 Settlement Services
Title Agent
2015 – Present

Duquesne University School of Law Adjunct Professor
2009 – 2015

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
2006 – 2009

Point Park University
Adjunct Professor
2004 – 2005

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
2002 – 2006

  • Legal Research and Writing, Duquesne University Legal Writing Department, 2009
  • Nursing Home Litigation, In-House Legal Conference, 2008
  • Volunteer at Shaler Area Little League, 2013 – Present (Board Member and Coach)
  • Volunteer at Shaler Area Elementary Basketball Association, 2018-2019 (Coach)
  • Volunteer at Blessed Trinity Academy, 2021-2022 (Basketball Coach)
  • Member of the Shlaer Township Civil Service Commission, 2020-Present
  • Vice President of Stack-Up (Military Veteran’s Charity), 2016-2018